Traveling can be tough on the skin, particularly if you fly. Elevated pressure can lead to skin dehydration, and the added stress of traveling isn’t really doing you any favors, either. On top of that, increased restrictions on which products you can even carry with you make things even more challenging.
So how to maintain your healthy glow, and avoid looking frazzled, fatigued and just not very cute?
Know What Your Skin Needs
Learn the ingredients that are crucial for your skin type so that you know which products to pack and which to leave behind. I have found that many people are harming their skin simply by using the wrong ingredients. For example, if you have drier skin, washing with some types of cleansers may strip the fats from your skin, leaving it dull and irritated. Also, if you make the mistake of using certain products on very sensitive skin, it can lead to inflammation and skin discoloration.
Knowing your skin type can help you simplify your regimen so that your skin looks better with fewer products.
Know What’s Vital For Your Trip
Dermatologists agree that when you travel, you should take the five essentials: cleanser, moisturizer with sunscreen, night treatment, lip hydrator, and a body lotion/oil.
Cleanser: Air travel dries out your skin, so choose a non-foaming cleanser that won’t strip vital oils from your skin. If you choose an inexpensive brand, you won’t feel guilty discarding the remainder to make room for things you purchased on your trip. Travelling outside the USA? Consider stocking up on local beauty treats at your final destination.
Day Moisturizer: Whether you have oily skin or dry, you need a moisturizer. If you have oily skin, choose an oil-free product, particularly one that’s light or gel-based. For dry and combination skin, choose a day moisturizer that promotes hydration. Regardless of the specific formula, be sure your day moisturizer contains an SPF.
Night Product: Address your specific skin concerns with an appropriate product, like an acne treatment or anti-inflammatory cream.